Friday, December 17, 2010

Delicious & Easy Pumpkin Cake Roll

This is a recipe I've made for almost 40 years!  It really isn't as difficult as it may seem - hope it's something your family will enjoy this holiday season too.  It's definitely one of our family favorites!

Give it a try!  It's an impressive dish and I'm guessing you'll want to make it
for Christmas. 

pumpkin roll

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin
1 tsp. lemon juice
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 375. Grease jelly roll pan - 10" X 15" X 1". (I like to line the bottom with waxed paper - after greasing pan -  to ensure the bottom of the cake comes out in one piece)  Beat eggs on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually add sugar; stir in pumpkin and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, stir flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt together. Fold into the pumpkin mixture. Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 15 minutes. Turn upside down onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. ( I loosen the edges first) Remove waxed paper, roll up the cake and towel together, while still warm. Let cool to room temperature.  Unroll and spread with cream cheese frosting.


8 ozs. cream cheese, softened
4 Tb. butter or margarine, softened
1-1/4  cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat cream cheese and margarine until smooth - mix in powdered sugar and vanilla.  Frost cake - roll up and chill until serving.  Can be made a few days ahead.

Linked to Melt in your Mouth Monday


  1. YUM YUM YUM!!!!
    This is one of my all-time favorites! Considering how much I love it you would think I make it...but I've never tried. I'm going to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Eat at Home.

  2. Hi Marsha!
    Thank you for posting this! Even though I've seen this recipe many times, I have never made it. I'm definitely going to make this for Christmas. :)

    Have a great weekend my friend!

  3. Thanks Gals for popping in and leaving your nice comments. Please stop back and let me know how your pumpkin rolls turned out...I'd really like to know. Enjoy every delicious bite.

  4. OH, I missed this post. I love pumpkin roll, but every year it always intimidates me. Maybe next year I will get over my fears and try this one. I am going to have to force myself out of my comfort zone.

  5. I love this recipes! I made it a long time ago - and its so good! =)

  6. Hi....I loved going throu ur space....and this pumkin roll looks like a must try....cheers to the little one...

  7. I love this dessert, and your post reminds me of how easy it is and how much my gang does enjoy it. So, pumpkin is now on my shopping list. THANKS.

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